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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. tv2177

    tv2177 Well-Known Member

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    ^ have to try 6.5E? 5 lasts is tricky, I usually wear 11D on the 7 lasts and 2 lasts, but I wear a 10.5E on the 5 lasts and it fits real nice. Some of the SFers agree that 5 lasts is slightly longer and wider.

    btw, I measure a 10.7D on the AE size chart from AE.com.
     
  2. CounselorStyle

    CounselorStyle Well-Known Member

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    That's another possibility, and I might stop by to try them on today. I'm concerned that, despite my measurements, a 6.5 would prove too short. There's very little extra room lengthwise in my 7Ds (maybe a third of an inch? It already feels like the ball of my foot may be too far forward in a 7)
    , and every pair of lower quality dress shoes I've ever owned has been a perfect fit in an 8.
     
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    I think you should have the SA measured your foot for you while u standing.

    i think a good rule of thumb that I always use is that when I try them on I want to walk them out right away.
     
  4. sammymvpknight

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    This is a two part appreciation post. First, Allen-Edmonds. Not only do they make incredible shoes but they are the only fine shoecrafter that is affiliated with the US military exchange. It was refreshing to see that not only was Allen-Edmonds the standard issue shoe provider for the Navy during WWII, but they still are affiliated and give discounts through the military exchange. I got a pair of AE 1st quality Strands for $170 (no shipping, no taxes). Unbelievable.

    Cold Iron and itsmejson get lots of credit for notifying me that the military exchange has an affiliation w/ AE, and also has a special program to get quotes for shoes not on their website. I owe you guys. Thanks!
     
  5. Winston S.

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    I had fit issues too with the 5 last (Shell Strand and 5th Street Boot). My second smallest toe on my right foot was getting pinched for the first several wears (7-8). Eventually they've loosened up and I don't have issues with either.
     
  6. CounselorStyle

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    That's good to hear. I've worked with two different SAs. One was fairly confident that a little stretching on the 7D would create a perfect fit. The other insisted that AEs do not stretch enough to rely on it to fix a pinching issue and sent me home with the 7E.

    Maybe I should try stretching the Park Avenues and then decide what to do with the strands.
     
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    I'm so happy for you to find a great pair of shoes at an amazing price!
     
  8. spitshine123

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    Same problem here. Narrow toe and wide heel make for a strange fitting. Wish Ae would come out with a loafer in the same style that fits normal feet
     
  9. Winston S.

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    No will power. Ended up ordering a pair of Burgundy Cordovan Cambridges. All this talk about AE only doing MTO cordovan in the future has me paranoid plus they look fantastic in Bucksfan's pictures.
     
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    haha o man, not this again:rotflmao:
     
  13. Storm33

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    Well, the third time is a charm. The new shell PAs arrived today, and they were definitely a different pair of shoes this time. Although they aren't perfect - they have a couple of dings in the upper and some of the stitching is irregular (but only upon very close inspection) - I think they are going to look great once I get them polished. I'm looking forward to getting them home and cleaning them up this weekend.

    This experience combined with the chocolate brown Daltons I received from the shoe bank tent sale earlier this week has me back to being a happy AE customer (currently at eight pairs & counting). Way to go, AE! :thumbs-up:
     
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  14. tv2177

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    wow I can never find a seconds Dalton is dark brown! they are such a beauty!
     
  15. bucksfan

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    Great to hear! Start those shells with a good brushing and breaking in on carpeted floors. Enjoy!
     
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    Will power is left at the door in this site...
     
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    Very excited. Just picked up Walnut Daltons in the Tent Sale. The were not available when I checked last week.
     
  18. New Shoes1

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    I heard it goes on clearance sale next week, 50% off. I might pick up some at that price.
     
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    This is real bad, but after the deal on the walnut strands that I love I had to get more shell!!! Just ordered the last pair of mcgraw in black shell and ordered one PA in black shell. Am I crazy??? I feel like I have shell fever!!!
     
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